An elite cadre of Wombles took part in the British Remembrance Sunday Parade at the Cenotaph, yesterday, marching proudly to a military version of their famous signature tune. It is the first time the Wombles have been included in the ceremony.
"People forget the contribution we made to two world wars," said Uncle Bulgaria, who clearly remembers how the blackout made work hard for the elite force of recyclists. "It is entirely apt for us to remember our fallen. As a teenager I was always falling over stuff on the common, because it was so dark."
But members of the Trumpton Fire Brigade, who have been lobbying to take part in the parade, objected in a letter to the Times that "largely mythical animals" received preferential treatment. The letter had a list of signatories which is too long to reproduce here.